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Saturday, October 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Poetry: The Poem Is You

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Poet and critic Stephen Burt’s The Poem Is You: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them is an extraordinary accomplishment. According to Publishers Weekly, Burt’s “formidable breadth of knowledge about the practice of poetry, from Virgil up to 2015, allows him to make nimble connections among the authors and establish an ars poetica for current American lyric poetry.” Join the inimitable Stephen Burt in a discussion of contemporary poetry with poet and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Erica Funkhouser.

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Erica Funkhouser

Erica Funkhouser is the author of several collections of poetry, including Earthly, Pursuit, Sure Shot and Other Poems, and Natural Affinities. She was a recipient of a 2007 Guggenheim Foundation grant for poetry, and her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker... Read More →

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Stephen Burt

Stephen Burt is an influential poet and critic whose work seeks to identify new and emerging movements in the form. A professor of English at Harvard University, his critical works demonstrate a passion for the classical and the contemporary, including The Art of the Sonnet, with... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Emmanuel Parish Hall